Course Title: Make patterns for custom-made footwear

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: MANU7234C

Course Title: Make patterns for custom-made footwear

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Robyn Lyons

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson
Ph: 99259252 

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to develop patterns for custom-made footwear designs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP4002B Make patterns for custom made footwear


1. Determine pattern making requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design requirements are interpreted from design brief
1.2 Design specifications are determined
1.3 Pattern making requirements are clarified


2. Develop patterns for custom made footwear

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Samples of required Materials and footwear components are selected for use in patternmaking
2.2 Patterns specifications are made based on client's measurements and in line with design requirements
2.3 Appropriate techniques needed to prepare pattern are selected to ensure achievement of design
2.4 Patterns are prepared with reference to last construction
2.5 Initial upper design is made on 3D last
2.6 Information is accurately translated from 3D last master to 2D working patterns
2.7 Standard and working patterns of both upper and sole are produced in line with specifications and accepted standards and construction tolerances
2.8 Pattern is reviewed and modifications are made to that accurately reflect selected materials, shoe style and specific client requiremen


3. Test pattern

Performance Criteria:

3.1 A mock-up or diagnostic fitting is made with allowance for difference between diagnostic and final materials
3.2 Diagnostic fitting is evaluated and proposed construction and materials are reviewed in line with design and fit

Learning Outcomes

In this unit the learner will develop the required knowledge and skills associated with planning and organising for safe and effective use of specialised patternmaking technology and operations. This unit also requires an ability to check the quality of outcomes and identify and address problems relating to own work. Initiative and enterprise and problem solving will be used to document patterns to reflect design requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with  LMTFP4003B Prepare, cut and sew custom-made shoe components, LMTFP4004B Assemble custom made Shoe, LMTFP4005B Fit Custom made footwear LMTFP2010B Repair Footwear Product, LMTGN2004B Work in a Team Environment and LMTGN3002B Organise and Plan own Work to form a cluster or learning program in the total development of a pair of custom-made shoes for a client (in this case client must be another class member to ensure that the correct shoe last is available and client is available for fittings as required throughout the program).In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks.

• You will be required to undertake research outside of regular class times.
You will integrate skills across the design process & manufacturing process of custom-made shoes. With a focus on the use and experimentation of design & development  processes which will result in the production of a pair of custom-made shoes which meets the clients expectations and original brief.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1 to 15

Student to:-

• Produce one pair of shoes for a client (client is another class member so they will be on hand for fittings and have appropriate lasts etc).

• Negotiate design and production requirements with client including materials to be used. Finalise design and make requirements.

• Produce and check patterns for shoes.

• Produce prototype of shoes.

• Fit shoes to client requirement.

• Amend and adjust as required.

Week 16

• Present finished shoes to client for approval and handover for presentation of finished shoes at School of fashion & Textiles End of Year Exhibition.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Bespoke Shoemaking: a comprehensive guide to hand made footwear – Skyrme, Tim

Other Resources

• Assorted Hand Tools
• Footwear components

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary. Assessment will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 – Develop Design & material component requirements for Custom Made Shoes.

Assessment 2 – Make Patterns for Custom Made Shoes.

Assessment 3 – Produce Pair of Custom Made Shoes

Assessment Matrix

 Develop Design & material component requirements for Custom Made Shoes..
Make Patterns for Custom Made Shoes.Produce Pair of Custom Made Shoes
1. Determine pattern making requirements



2. Develop patterns for custom made footwear 


3. Test pattern 



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